Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Lamborghini Miura

The Lamborghini Miura is a sports car that was produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini between 1966 and 1973.

The car is widely considered to be the first supercar. It started the trend of high performance, two-seater, mid-engined sports cars.

Many were impressed by Marcello Gandini's sleek styling and the car's revolutionary mid-engine design.
The Miura's rolling chassis was presented at the 1965 Turin auto show, and the prototype P400 debuted at the 1966 Geneva show, to stellar receptions from showgoers and motoring press.

As Lamborghini's flagship car, the Miura received periodic updates and remained in production until 1973, and was not replaced in the automaker's lineup until the Countach entered production in 1974.

Lamborghini Miura SV (1971)
Early Miuras, known as P400s were powered by a 3.9 L Lamborghini V12 engine ounted transversely and producing 350 hp. 275 P400s were produced between 1966 and 1969 - a success for Lamborghini despite its then-steep price of US$20,000 ($145,867 in 2016).

1971 lamborghini miura svj by bertone